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from the blizzard getting even higher overnight. if you're traveling east today, this will affect you. al's going to have the updated forecast straight ahead. >> but on this friday morning we want to start with details in the california manhunt for a los angeles police officer. former los angeles police officer who's now accused of three murders. we have two reports starting with nbc's miguel almaguer, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. lapd headquarters remains a target so today it is a fortress with the entrance and exits heavily guarded. this as officers all across the state try to hunt down a man who used to wear a badge. overnight, police teams scour big bear mountain, three hours outside of los angeles. this is where police discovered christopher corner's burnt out truck. the 33-year-old at the center of a massive manhunt. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we don't -- we know what he's capable of doing and we need to find him. >> reporter: heavily armed and
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extremely dangerous, police say corner, a former lapd officer, navy reservist and sharp shooter, has already killed three and is targeting many more. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: four years ago corner accused a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the head, but it was corner who was fired for making false statements in the case. detectives say dorner is targeting officers he names in this manifesto published on-line. you will now live the life of the prey. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm term mating yours. -- terminating yours. police say the revenge killings began sunday when monica kwan and keith lawrence were shot to death. kwan's father was the former police captain who represented co dorner in his disciplinary hearing. >> nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: wednesday detectives say he tried to steal a boat near san diego, a badge, his i.d.
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and wallet found in the area. thursday morning at 1:25 a.m., two lapd officers assigned to protect a person in the manifesto came under fire. one officer grazed in the head. >> officer shot multiple sometimes. >> reporter: a short time later a gunman opened fire on two riverside police officers. one killed, the other critical. >> our officers were stopped at an intersection at a red light when they were ambushed. >> reporter: with nerves rattled police opened fire on a truck thought to be dorner's. two women delivering newspapers were shot and injured. late thursday, police discovered dorner's burnt out truck on big bear mountain. s.w.a.t. teams cleared cabins but no sign of the suspect. today, police still hunting an alleged cop killer who used to be one of their own. >> in the mountains outside of los angeles where dorner's vehicle was discovered police say they also found footprints, but they say that does not mean
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that the suspect is in that area. in fact, that's one reason why all of southern california remains on edge. they say the suspect could be anywhere. >> all right. miguel, thank you. we want to get more on that manifesto now, warning of the attacks. nbc's diana al va yar is live with that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning. in this rambling manifesto posted to dorner's facebook page he details everything, from the reasons he believes he was terminated to his claims of corruption in the police force. even shoutouts to celebrities and journalists and warnings, quote, you have awoken a sleeping giant. >> reporter: how did christopher jordan dorner, a former police officer, navy veteran and college football player, become the most wanted man in california? in the manifesto that appeared on dorner's facebook page with the heading "last resort" the former lapd officer blames the department for his actions. i've lost everything because the lapd took my name and knew i was innocent.
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dorner claims he was fired as retaliation for reporting his trainer officer kicked this man, christopher getler, while in custody. he says he wants his name cleared. >> it is not going to happen. >> reporter: dorner details other incidents in which he claims officers uttered racist remarks and laughed about crime photos, all kept secret by a police code of silence. the enemy combatants in l.a. are not the citizens and suspects. it's the police officers. dorner named several members of law enforcement, calling them, quote, high value targets. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. police say he has already carried out that threat by murdering monica kwan, the daughter of former lapd captain and attorney randall kwan, who represented dorner at the time of his dismissal. the attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence. publicly he writes. but dorner also thanked several colleagues and friends for their support. among them, a stunned melinda
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yates, who met dorner in his college football days. >> i mean he is who i know of him as an amazing person, somebody that i would trust with my life. so it just -- it's crazy. >> reporter: justin went to naval officer candidate school with dorner. >> he was nice, positive, upbeat. always had a smile on his face. never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. >> reporter: dorner peppers his rants with random observations on celebrities and politics, defending president obama and complimenting michele obama's hair. he always comes back to the lapd demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. police say they've ordered a protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto which is chilling and surreal.
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beyond the lapd and politics he declares his admiration for celebrities and public figures. >> diana in los angeles, thank you. another big story we're following this morning, the start of what could be a record-setting blizzard here in the northeast. >> it's been an interesting morning already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture
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from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic and that is a potent mix and that's why we right now have winter storm warnings in effect from michigan all the way to the northeast. but from new york to portland, maine, and north of there, we are looking for blizzard warnings. we have a blizzard warning up for sustained winds, 35 miles per hour, greater drifting snow, low visibilities. look at these snowfall amounts. new york city, basically talking about from nine inches to a foot. to the west of there, it's going to be about six to eight inches. but really along the coast, the northeast coast, we're talking about one to two feet of snow.
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but in closer boston and to the west, anywhere from two feet and we can't rule out up to 36 inches of snow. and with blowing winds, strong winds, low visibility, there will be a lot of drifting and we have coastal flood watches in effect as well as winds will be gusting over 75 miles per hour along the new england coast. so this is going to be a brutal storm affecting at least 55 million people over the next 48 hours. matt, savannah? >> 75 miles an hour is no joke. >> no kidding. we'll check in with al again. the snow is picking up right now in providence, rhode island. ron mot is there, good morning. >> hey, savannah, good morning to you. right now we're seeing just snow flurries but this afternoon we're expecting the snow to come down by the bucket loads and at that time it's going to be too late to start getting ready but here in new england, they like to think they're always ready for storms like this. across new england, it's time to pay up. a rush to fortify and hunker down on the homefront after last
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year's unusually quiet winter. the classic nor'easter has returned with a vengeance. >> salt, several. >> reporter: and millions will need all that and more forecasters say from hartford to points north, south, east and west. they stocked up in new york city. >> i'm preparing now for the snow with the ice. >> not messing around. >> not messing around at all. >> reporter: connecticut. >> some milk and other odds and ends that i need for the weekend. just in case i can't get out to the store. >> reporter: around philadelphia. >> ice melt, rock, salt, you know, calcium chloride, snow shovels, no sleds yet. >> reporter: and boston, where a run on snow blowers, emptied one store, leaving the mayor to warn, fill up on common sense too. >> we are used to these types of storms, but also want to remind everyone to use common sense, stay off the streets of our city. >> reporter: at noon, a parking ban goes into effect in boston
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and the governor has ordered nonemergency state employees to work from home. those trying to get out of dodge by air, may be grounded a while as thousands of flights have been canceled throughout the region. >> we normally handle about 100,000 per day. we think that there will be close to that number affected in the 24-hour period. >> reporter: not since the blizzard of '78, a deadly dumping of as much as three feet of snow has new england braced this hard for a storm to rival that one. >> i just felt the spirit of hysteria come over me. >> reporter: among the items people are really pressed to have on hand at home, batteries and flashlights, not so much candles because if there are widespread power outages as feared the last thing officials want to see are widespread fires. matt, savannah? ron in providence, thanks very much. if you have a flight booked to the east coast or tomorrow, probably shouldn't bet on it. thousands of flights into and out of this region are already being canceled. nbc's erica hill is at laguardia
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airport here in new york. erica, good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you. at last check just over 2800 flights had been canceled, about two-thirds of those involved this new york area which, of course, has three major airports, you add in boston and you are looking at major cancellations. here's the good news, most carriers are allowing you to change or rebook that flight without a charge. probably going to want to do that on the website. they say a lot of their call centers are overloaded. you can do that on-line. the situation has changed since we first got here this morning. a little bottleneck at security this morning, we're told everybody was for the most part calm and patient. a lot of people checking in early trying to get on an earlier flight and may have been a smart move, because the boards as we look at them have turned yellow. most of the flights are either canceled or being delayed. if we look at a map of the flights in the air at this hour around the new york, new jersey, massachusetts area, you'll notice i think we have that map for you, all of the planes that
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are actually in orange are the ones that could be delayed. even if your flight is not canceled you are looking at delay. as for tomorrow, flights canceled. we're learning that most domestic carriers in this area expect to close their operations at airports between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. today. i spoke to folks at laguardia who said they were hearing could be closer to 1:00 p.m. so keep that in mind. the good news is that many of them are hoping to resume operations tomorrow, some time after noon, and saturday tends to be the lightest day for air travel which will hopefully allow them to get back on track a little bit. on sunday we're only seeing about a handful of flights canceled at this point. keep that in mind. go to the internet, check your flights before you go anywhere and don't forget twitter can be a great tool in these circumstances. back to you. >> erica hill at laguardia, thank you very much. >> we're going to keep our eye on this storm throughout the morning. let's check in with natalie morales at the news desk with the other top stories we're following. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning, everyone. we got word moments ago a united
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airlines flight from london to los angeles has been forced to emergency land in ireland with 182 people on board. pilots on the boeing 777 reported smoke in the cockpit this morning. the plane is being inspected to see if it can resume its flight. this as boeing is facing scrutiny over ongoing troubles withes its 787 dreamliner. officials are investigating after a hacker was able to expose photographs and conversations found in the bush family's e-mail accounts. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has the latest now from washington, d.c. good morning, pete. >> natalie, a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush confirms an investigation has been under way into what appears to be a hacker's intrusion into the e-mail accounts of at least half a dozen people. among the material intercepted, messages from and to both former presidents obtained apparently getting access to the accounts of three bush family members and two friends of the former presidents.
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the hacker claims to have obtained a list of family addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, including some of those belonging to both the former presidents along with family pictures. the material intercepted dates from 2009 through last year and the secret service says it's on the trail of the hacker. e-mail is one of the least secure ways to communicate and it is a very common target of hackers, natalie. >> good reminder for all of us as well. pete williams in washington, thanks. tough questions for cia director nominee john brennan. nbc's capital hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more. good morning, kelly. >> good morning, natalie. some of the country's deepest secrets were at the heart of two intense hearings where top officials were grilled about intelligence, the benghazi attacks and drone strikes and that attracted protesters. # >> pakistan, somalia. and who else? >> reporter: anger over targeted killings. >> please remove -- >> reporter: and senators who say the cia and white house won't give them answers. >> the committee is just stonewalled.
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>> reporter: john brennan promised more transparency if confirmed as the next cia director. but struggled to explain if he was involved in waterboarding yet -- >> i did not stop the use of those techniques. >> reporter: brennan once said those had saved lives. >> waterboarding is something that never should have been employed. >> reporter: it turning to benghazi, senators press ed outgoing leon panetta and dempsey about whether military help was too far away to rescue the slain americans. >> the biggest problem that night, senator, is that nobody really knew what was going on there. >> reporter: and republicans pounced on testimony but after first informing the president about the attack, neither man heard directly from him as the siege unfolded. >> did the president show any curiosity about how is this going? >> there is no question in my mind the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> with all due respect, i don't believe that's a credible statement, if he never called and asked you, are we helping
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these people or what's happening. >> reporter: there's a special ceremony for panetta leaving that job and democrats are looking at the possibility of creating a new court to review some of the drone strikes. shows you they are still concerned. natalie. >> kelly owe dodge in washington, thank you. we know what caused the power outage at the super bowl. officials at entergy new orleans say a faulty electrical device was to blamed. it had been installed to prevent the failure of electrical cables leading to the superdome. imagine this at a restaurant with your family when the check comes you find an unusual discount. imagine the king family's surprise when they got their bill at a washington state restaurant and found they had gotten a $4 discount for having well behaved children. the restaurant owner said he was impressed that the three kids said their please and thank yous and were so respectful. it is 7:18. back to savannah and matt. a surcharge for bad behaver? >> that's great incentive,
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lesson to be learned. >> if they had been really good it would have been eight bucks off the meal. >> free meal. >> back to boston, al's got his local forecast. al? >> all right. guys, you know, again, to the only do we have -- not only do we have this system in the east but out west we're going to be looking at problems as well. basically what we're talking about, storm system making its way through the west, bringing in a lot of rain into the pacific northwest. mountain snows will be an issue as well. rainfall amounts basically about a quarter to a half an inch of rain along the pacific northwest coast. mountains looking pretty good. ski resorts will be very happy out there as we look for another one to two feet of snow before this one is all over and moves to the east. now, again, as we take our look here at the u.s., the rest of the country, we are dealing with what the weather channel is calling winter storm nemo, it is bringing in quite a snow, blizzard-like conditions. we're also looking at wet
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weather down through the gulf coast. we expect to see severe weather developing over the next 24 hours through central texas and making its way tomorrow on into the gulf coast. look for a lot of snow out through the rockies, plenty of sunshine through the central plains. temperatures are on the cool side through the southwest into southern california. chillier than usual. we also look for still leftover snow from michigan on into ohio. some parts of michigan, yes, in the last 24 hours, northern michigan, picking up 15 inches of snow, snarling traffic and bringing down power lines and we expect also to see plenty of sunshine through the southeast. we're going to have your local forecast in just a little bit, but first, this message.
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"love" a collection by prabal gurung, exclusively at target. for a limited time. 7:20 on a friday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have showers and mix of rain and snow to show you as low as 400 feet. that's where you get the pink here. straight snowfall coming down at 800 feet this morning. it's going to be a chilly day. we'll lose the shower chance by 9:00 a.m. 52 degrees in livermore. 54 in gilroy today. 55 in los gatos. nice sunny weekend ahead. that's your latest weather. matt, savannah, back to you guys. >> thank you. so much. coming up, why the man who found a legal way to live in a mansion for free is looking for a new place to call home this morning. >> you could say the house party is over for him.
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we are keeping an eye on this storm all morning long as the snow picks up here in the east. but first this i
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the complex. it appears to be a tragic accident and they have handed it over to the coroner's office. it is still unclear whether or not the woman lived in the building. the coroner is now in charge of the investigation. there was an earlier crash on the bay bridge. mike was keeping his eye on that. it cleared but the traffic remains. >> the crash has cleared but the bridge has not. look at this shot from the chopper. this is the backup. usually we talk about friday light. certainly not the case. a horrible backup all of the way across from treasure island back in toward the maze. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights and congestion off the berkeley curve. the bridge is clear. the backup continues off the oakland side. look at that. very slow up the incline. because of lighter friday traffic it keeps the maze approach moving smoothly and alternate you may want to use san mateo bridge or you can use mass transit. b.a.r.t. has 59 trains running on time. ac transit no problems for those transit systems. we're looking also toward the south bay with the traffic north
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280. earlier crash into downtown. that caused slowing complicating things for 101. they are moving better now with typical congestion for friday. slow south 101 into palo alto. wet roads and disabled vehicle. wet conditions in store. >> we are clearing out right now. that was some pretty bad backup. want to show you this live picture from high atop san bruno mountain overlooking the san francisco bay. we do have clouds left over. that's going to be the general view for today. clouds bunched up over the local mountains. shower activity now is south of san jose. we're still getting that rain/snow mix at very low levels this morning. down to about 400 feet with straight snowfall at 800 feet. highs today because of the cold blast will be cool. 55 in santa theresa. dry and sunny weekend ahead. another local news update is coming up in half an hour. enjoy your morning.
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7:30 now on this friday morning, february 8, 2013. snow is starting to fall in new york city, a as the blizzard of 2013 starts to pick up steam. we expect to see snow in new
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york city and boston, up to two feet or more. i'm a van na guthrie alongside matt lauer as we discuss the storm. a man who lived rent free in a mansion in florida. this morning he's out and we'll have that. are you satisfied with your sex life? a new global survey is asking those questions and revealing the secrets of what really makes some couples truly happy. we posted some of those questions on our website. we want you to log on, take part, we'll reveal the results anonymously, coming up. >> but first let's get to the latest on that approaching blizzard. >> it's aimed squarely at the northeast. let's get to katherine in new york city. katherine, we can see it start to come down. >> reporter: yes, good morning, from the west village in manhattan. that jogging path, we've seen roller bladers.
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thick snow falling down now. thin at times, it was light, but now it is falling down thick. you can see that the pavement is wet. also, we want to zoom in to that highway sign right there. this is the message from mayor bloomberg, and it is a highway sign that is seen everywhere on the roadways and highways across new york city. avoid unnecessary travel. heavy snow expected. the message from the city is if you can avoid unnecessary travel, do it. also, make sure that you have important supplies on hand like medicine. if you can, go to the gas station. also stock up on food. outages out here in the city of new york, possibly a foot of snow could fall on us, and it started snowing about an hour and 15 minutes ago, and we don't expect until tomorrow morning. back to you, matt and savannah. >> all right, katherine craig, thank you so much. >> the area is going to come to a standstill, but some things will go on as planned.
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justin bieber is scheduled to host saturday night live tomorrow night in new york city, but you can't imagine the snow will keep him away. willie is across the street with some other diehards. willie? >> reporter: i'm across the street on 49th street. these people know that a foot of snow is coming and they are still in line to see justin bieber tomorrow night under these heaps of blankets and sleeping bags. you can see a couple feet. that's about it. at least four people asleep right here. some of them, though, have woken up. sabrina, you say you're going to ride out this storm to see the biebs. how come? >> i'm a big fan of snl and my roommate is a big fan of justin bieber, so we're here doing this. >> you do know a foot of snow is coming this afternoon. it doesn't bother you? >> nope. i've done this before and this is probably the worst i've done it. >> sabrina, what do you do for
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food? how are you going to eat for the next 24 hours? >> we'll take shifts and go get food back and forth, and we have some stuff packed. i think we'll be okay. >> have you prepared for the possibility that the snow is going to get so heavy and tall that you'll actually have to just go home? >> no. >> yeah. we're here already, so we'll see how it goes. >> i think people are hoping mr. bieber himself will stop by this line. sometimes the host comes out here. by the way, this is a stand-by line. there is no guarantee these people will get in. but they said they will release their tickets before saturday night to hopefully get these people inside. >> tell them about the 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts. >> we'll talk about that later. let's check in with al roker. he's tracking the storm from boston this morning. he has more on what to expect.
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al, we know boston is really going to get it. >> that's right. well, the good news for some of those folks. i bet there will be a lot of cancellations for saturday night live, folks who won't be able to get in. in fact, you guys were supposed to go to chicago for our friday field trips and you got kind of snowed out because of bad weather in chicago. that was part of the clipper coming in here. let's show you what we've got going on in the next 72 hours. starting saturday, we're going to see that storm system still dumping blizzard-like conditions along the new england coastline. we've also got a risk of severe weather in central texas. snow over the rockies, sunny and cool along the california coast. then on sunday we expect to see plenty of sunshine along the eastern seaboard, nemo as they're calling it on the weather channel. blizzard nemo will have moved out. sunny and cold along the east coast. a lot of rain along the gulf coast where you have strong storms. sunny and cold to the pacific northwest.
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unseasonably cool but sun 7:35. you made it to friday. showers clearing the san francisco area. live picture coming into our newsroom from high atop san bruno mountain. you can see sunshine there in the very corner of your screen. let's show you san jose where it is still rather dark, overcast conditions continue here. the showers are moving out of the south bay. by 9:00 today, we'll see mostly clear conditions. want to show you how cold it is. cold enough for mix of rain and snow down to 500 feet this morning. nice sunny weekend ahead. >> and that's your latest weather. the good and that's your latest weather. the good news, matt and savannah, they will have the snow cleared in time for your friday field trip here next week. >> we're looking forward to that, al. that's good news. thank you very much. >> yes, we're coming to boston next friday. >> exactly right. coming up, does your relationship pass the normal test? and what is normal for happy couples?
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tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. back now at 7:40 with new information this morning on the south florida man who was living in a multimillion dollar mansion for free. it was all legal, but now it's all over. julia baggs from wjtv in florida has the information. >> reporter: people here are feeling relief this morning. the man who found a way to move
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into this mansion in a well-to-do neighborhood without buying or renting it is gone. andre barbosa, south florida's most infamous squatter, is squatting no more. >> very complex situation. >> reporter: it was good while it lasted for barbosa. since christmas, the 23-year-old has been living in this 7,500 square foot foreclosed, $2.5 million waterside mansion in boca raton, florida. while he was living the dream, foest posting his thoughts about living in the mansion, neighbors were living a nightmare. >> he's a squatter. that can pull a neighborhood down faster than anything. >> reporter: attorneys, police, and bankers from bank of america, which owned the property, swooped in. >> after extensive legal research we determined there was a basis to conduct an investigation. that's all we needed. >> reporter: that investigation found there was reason to believe that barbosa was trespassing. even though he wasn't there at
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the time, locks were changed, possessions inside the house were removed and he was formally evicted. neighbors were thrilled. >> yes, i'm very relieved. very much. now -- i don't think he'll come back. >> reporter: using an obscure real estate law called adverse possession. when a neighbor came suspicious and went over, he found several people inside and asked one what was going on. >> he said i'm here to assess this building, to establish -- i said what? >> he said, yeah, embassy for our mission. >> reporter: when two people show showed up, covering up the license plate for their car, neighbors had enough. they're just happy everyone is gone. >> i'm old school. it's not moral or ethical what they're doing. they're taking advantage of the system. that's not the way i was brought up. that's not the way people in this neighborhood are brought up. >> reporter: bank of america
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released a statement saying it appreciates the patience of neighbors as it worked to have the trespassers removed. andre barbosa could not be released for comment but police tell us he's not facing any charges. >> julia bagg, thank you. silence is golden but can you find it in the digital age? the story right after this. kate? ♪ will you marry me? ♪ yes. ♪ attention. he went to jared. [ female announcer ] create your own one-of-a-kind ring at jared this friday through sunday and receive get set in diamonds rewards up to $1,000 toward a beautiful diamond setting when you buy your diamond at jared. choose from thousands of diamonds and hundreds of settings. oh! please return your fiancée to her original upright position. [ female announcer ] get up to a $1,000 reward at jared, the galleria of jewelry.
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>> we could use that right now. >> you missed a spot, tibbs. >> here is a question. when was the last time you sat down, turned off everything around you and enjoyed the silence? >> if you're like most people these days, it's been a while. jenna wolfe is here with why that is. good morning. >> good morning, you guys. here is the deal. we're so tuned in, logged in, pl plugged in, there's little wiggle room for quiet time. we try. believe me, we try. but we're constantly battling some sort of beep, honk, buzz, ding or ridiculous ring tone. is it too late to go back in quiet time? that's what we wanted to find out. the sound of silence just ain't what it used to be. >> you can't find a moment of silence because frankly they're not there unless we create them. we're so used to noise or interruptions that we haven't
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realized what we're missing. >> reporter: what we are missing is some peace and quiet. and, according to professor of sociology, kenneth gould, there are a few reasons why the search might be in vain. >> before we all had cable tv, tv used to go off at night. they would play the national anthem and it would stop. 30 years ago, we didn't have the internet and so shopping stopped when the stores closed. we have 24-hour shopping and 24-hour entertainment. and all of those things come with a lot of sound. >> reporter: these days it's even hard to find quiet in the quiet places. >> with jet skis on the lake, the lake is not a quiet lake anymore. with atvs on the trail, the trail is not a quiet place anymore either. >> reporter: do we even hear the noise anymore as a society or are we just so used to it? >> we've retreated into our own private sound escapes. we create other noise to escape
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the noise. >> reporter: and we're constantly being asked to shhh. we get it. we're loud. about to get on a train where there are actually quiet cars. is it as quiet as advertised ? >> it's supposed to be like a library. you have people who feel like they're entitled to have a conversation at a certain decibel. >> reporter: he e-mailed us this picture shortly after our interview of a person next to him on his phone. so, can the noise all around us be bad for our health? >> first thing, of course, is hearing loss. but over time, it can make your blood pressure go up, heart rate go up and lead to sleep disturbance. >> reporter: the doctor took me into a sound proof room. >> in here when it's quiet you're starting off at 35 decibels but how high would it
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get in a crowded restaurant? >> around 95. a jet is around 140 decibels, lawn mower is around 95. an ipod can go up to 110 decibels. >> really? >> you can do a lot of damage to your ear when you're listening to your ipod at high volumes. >> grachlt all this talk about not talking made me want to take a break from talking in the first place. as they say, silence is golden. my gosh, it's been forever. how are you? i know. no, i'm just at the library. it's all good. and today is the perfect day to embrace the quiet in the northeast. snow. will any of us do it? probably not. the phone will ring, the tv will be on. we're incapable of it. >> for a story about quiet and silence, that was the loudest piece we've seen in a long time. >> i didn't stop talking throughout the whole piece.
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there is a certain irony. >> two things. hang around. two things people are talking about this morning, the blizzard, obviously, and also the kiss. >> this happened. >> this happened yesterday on our air in the third hour of our show, a kiss between lie geist and al roker. one was peaches, the other was herb. >> no, cream. >> sorry, cream. >> that was lip gloss. >> reunited. willie, what kind of response have you got? >> a gentleman never kisses and tells except the one million people that saw that. one word that comes to mind is pillowy when it comes to al roker's lips. >> al, care to respond? >> he has very velvety lips. >> pillowy, velvety, okay. you guys, get a six pack and enjoy the storm, all right? but you did get a lot of response. >> we did hear a lot about it. more after your local news. . it's more than being glamorous, or tall. it's not all about who sparkles the most.
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at kay, the number-one jewelry store in america. ♪ every kiss begins with kay good morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. fewer police officers, more overtime. new financial data shows while overall payroll in san jose decreased in san jose by 10% between 2011 and 2012, overtime actually increased by 35% totalling $4 million in difference. in his state of the city address last night, mayor chuck reed say overtime may increase next year. mayor reed says he plans to use the savings from pension reform
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to add 200 officers to the force. he'll also push for sales tax increase next year. we could use an increase in temperatures. it's a cold start to our morning. >> it certainly is. good morning to you. good morning to you at home. take a live look here at san jose. the sun is trying. it's struggling but it's trying to break through the clouds. only a matter of time before we get that sunshine. you can see the bulk of the moisture pushed to the south. rare mixture of rain and snow down to 500 feet this morning and highs will be cool all day long. 52 today in livermore. 54 for gilroy. taking you through your weekend, temperatures are going to be cold saturday to start. near record levels. we'll see that sunshine come back out and warmer days saturday and sunday. 7:57. let's check your drive with mike. >> looking to the east shore freeway. traffic heading away from us. that's westbound. commute direction toward the berkeley curve still slow coming out of berkeley and approaching the toll plaza where the backup
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looks like this. all lanes are filled in. they are moving. the earlier crash cleared over half an hour ago and that's why things are still recovering from the oakland side into san francisco. much better news there. we'll look at the peninsula southbound 101 approaching university slow coming into palo alto. earlier stall cleared lanes but now sun is coming up. creating the sunrise slowdown. use your glasses. back to you. >> that's right. and your umbrella. another local news update in half an hour. hope you get a chance to enjoy your friday morning.
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8:00 now on a friday morning, the 8th day of february, 2013. this will be the date we mark in our calendars and say this is the date that the blizzard of 2013 hit much of the northeast.
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th got kind of changeable weather conditions in new york. snowing kind of hard minutes ago. seems to be changing over to a wintry mix. that should not fool you. it is all going to turn to snow later on in new york, connecticut, rhode island, massachusetts, maine, all those areas. it's going to be a major, major storm. i'm matt lauer, along with savannah guthrie, here on the plaza. >> downright plushy in new york city. al is up in boston. we should mention, we were supposed to be in chicago this morning. >> yes. >> very much looking forward to being on michigan avenue and seeing our friends. but had to stay here because of the weather. we will make it up to you, chicago. >> very sorry. >> we'll be in boston next friday. >> al kind of let that drop a second ago. thanks, al. hopefully, the snow will be gone by that time. we'll check in with al in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, we've got this survey on what is the new normal in
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happy couples. >> exactly. a woman who wanted to find out what do happy couples do? what do they get right? she ended up doing a survey of 75,000 people, asking themselves very personal questions. we'll have the results of that survey. they're surprising. if you want to get on today.com, we posted some of those same questions. >> by the way, the in the process, the woman who wrote this said it actually saved her own marriage. that's a good testimonial. if your children are fans of the group one direction, we've got a sneak peek at their new movie. all right. we've all heard about these memorable public service announcements, friends don't let friends drive drunk or a mind is a terrible thing to waste. we've decided to do something interesting around here. we've all picked an issue -- >> right. >> shot a public service announcement. we'll bring them to you all next week. it's a fascinating story and familiar way to raise awareness about these issues. these are real public service announcements that we're working
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with the ad council and they will air. >> i did one on the purpose of fatherhood involvement. "today" takes action starts monday right here. let's start inside with natalie and a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone. schools are cancelled and hundreds of flights have been canceled. this storm has drawn a lot of attention to the european model, which has been more accurate than the american version in projecting the path of storms. we asked nbc's tom costello in washington to find out why. good morning, tom. >> reporter: hi, natalie. good morning to you. it all comes down to computing power. europeans and americans are using the same science, same mathematical equations, but the europeans are constantly monitoring the atmospheric conditions while the american model is taking periodic snapshots.
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it was hurricane sandy that really pointed out the difference between the european and american models. al roker saw a full week before the storm hit the european model was predicting a devastating blow to new york and new jersey. >> the european model keeps it hugging the coast and by early tuesday morning, it's inland in the northeast. >> reporter: four days before landfall, the u.s. model finally agreed with the european model. now, a crippling blizzard predicted for new england. >> easily boston, a foot will be on the low end of your accumulation. >> reporter: and, again, the european model was three days ahead of the u.s. in predicting this storm's path. >> we've got a developing clipper over the plains, a lot of wet weather through the gulf. these two systems will phase together or merge. the european model forms this storm closer to shore. >> reporter: the new director of the national weather service is well aware. >> we have a very good numerical
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model, but there are modeling systems in the world that are considered better than ours. >> reporter: why is the european system more accurate? experts say because it is constantly slicing the world's atmosphere into very small grids, then analyzing data like temperature readings, pressure, sbhumtd wind changes and the european super computer is far more powerful, running 100 forecasting models a day, compared to 84 on the u.s. computer. there a . >> there are two parts to the modeling process, running the ooh equations and slicing the atmosphere. the second is taking all the data around the world and putting it into the model to start off in the first place. >> reporter: the u.s. is upgrading its computer system in the fall. even then it still won't be as powerful as the european system. now the good news is that the u.s., europe, canada and the uk, we all share all of this data. we're all benefiting from each other's data and satellite
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information, but we are still lagging behind the european system right now. natalie? >> very interesting. tom costello in washington, thanks so much. police searched a california ski community overnight for the former los angeles cop and navy reservist suspected of killing three people, including a police officer. christopher dorner's burned-out truck and footprints were found thursday in southern california's big bear mountain. dorner, fired for making false statements, is taking revenge. touching off a social media blizzard. people are tweeting about everything from their first snowflake sightings to canceled sporting events and their hopes for a snow day, excuse me, off from school. transportation websites are also buzzing as commuters try to find out if their trains and buses are running. got my voice back. this video might show the worst wedding proposal ever gives new meaning to falling in
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love. take a look. >> bobby, the ring. >> oh, my god! >> are you kidding me? split screen replay shows the young lady's stunned reaction here. we predict never a dull moment in that marriage, that's for sure. and given their treatment to ky, the hitchhiker. >> two women are trying to help him. that guy could snap a woman's neck like a pencil stick. i ran up behind him with a hatchet. smash, smash, smash! ♪ grabbed one of them so i ran up behind with a hatchet smash smash smash ♪
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>> and like a true superhero ky has internet fans guessing as his true identity remains shrouded. let's go back to al again with a check of your weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with k. >> the clipper that will cause all of our snow has been wreaking havoc in michigan. take a look at detroit, michigan. some areas picking up 15" of snow, traffic moving pretty well there. as we get going into what's happening here in the northeast, the clipper combines with moisture from the south and we are going to be looking at blizzard warnings from new york city all the way up into coastal new england, back to the west through new york state, upstate, on into interior new england, we are going to be looking at winter storm warnings. blizzard criteria, visibilities a quarter mile, strong winds and
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heavy snow. look at these snowfall amounts. new york city up to a foot of snow. but along the coast, from rhode island all the way up into new england, we are looking at anywhere from 18" to 24" of snow and a bullseye of two feet or more right around boston. that's what's 8:08 on a friday morning. you made it this far and the showers are clearing out just in time for the all-important weekend. here is a look at sunol, still overcast. within an hour, maybe two, we'll see the sunshine in full force. we see those clouds banked up along the local mountains today. highs will be cool today although you need your jacket all day long. tomorrow hit the mid-50s, that sun will come right back out. full sunshine all weekend long. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you so much. when we come back, where does your relationship fall on
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we're back at 8:13. have you ever wondered what makes a couple truly happy? "the normal bar" has the highlights from a survey. >> the survey was inspired from a woman who wanted to save her own marriage and set out to find answers about what real couples may really look like. the results may make you blush, make you wonder if you really know the person lying in bed next to you. >> so what do you think, should we have sex tonight? >> uggh, sounds awful. i'm just really constipated. do you really want to? >> well now. >> reporter: if you can relate to this scene from the hit comedy "knocked up" you're not alone. but losing the romance in your
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marriage is no joke. >> i just felt like we weren't really happy anymore. we were just survival mode instead of being happy. >> reporter: this 41-year-old married mother of three says after 15 years of marriage, things were falling apart. khrysanna and her husband mark, were doing couples therapy. it wasn't working and she moved out. >> i didn't want just we're okay. i wanted i'm happy. so i started out to search what were happy couples doing? what could we learn from them? >> reporter: launching an online survey, gathering responses from almost 100,000 people around the world. her answers are revealed in her new book called "the normal bar." happiest couple ranks communication as the most fulfilling thing about their relationship. followed by friendship, affection and sex. parenting ranked dead last.
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in fact, khrysanna says it was at the root problem of her marriage. >> i would rush and make him dinner every night. he said i don't care about dinner but when i walk in the door i do care about you giving me a big hug and a kiss. i thought that's easy. i'm off the hook. >> reporter: she and mark began talking again as she compiled data for the book. >> did this book save your marriage? >> the concepts in the book saved our marriage for sure. >> absolutely. >> the book and the whole process of the book was pretty therapeutic for us and pretty fun for us. >> and one of the steamier results from the survey, a majority of respondents said they want more fantasy in their relationship. in other words, more "fifty shades of grey" and less predictability. >> that will entice everyone to stick around. you'll have more on "rock center with brian williams" i know
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shows they can stay happy over a long period of time. >> we want to look at people extremely happy, what's their normal, and how should we emulate it. >> the first question is a doosy. how often do you have sex in your survey? 7.5% said daily. 3 to 4 times a week was 40%, 27% said a handful of times. what is the normal for a happy couple? >> three to four times a week, but what we also looked at was not just going through the actions but the quality of that. there's a big difference between being in a relationship where you're happy, you're okay, you're having sex, it's all good. then when you're extremely happy, having sex that many times, it's a totally different ballpark and that's what we really like. >> we looked at a lot of affectionate behaviors and how that correlated. these people called each other pet names, they cuddled, they
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held hands. >> if you're sitting at home right now and couples are watching and saying, we do not have sex three to four times a week, one of the suggestions you have for people to try to increase the frequency of sex is sleep in the nude more often. what did your survey tell you about that? >> not enough people were doing it. >> we had 28, 30% of the people that said they were sleeping in the nude. but then when you look at the happiest couples, they were really sleeping in the nude. they knew what they were doing. >> and women say yes -- can we put that graphic back up? we just had a graphic up that said the women say yes, they sleep in the nude 34% of the time, men say yes 38% of the time. >> we asked our viewers this morning. 76% of our viewers do not sleep in the nude, 24% do, but apparently this makes a difference, i guess for obvious reasons. >>he happy couples are. 76% of the happy couples sleep in the nude. >> you also asked people, by the way, about the use of
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pornography in their relationship. why did you decide to go there? >> well, we think it's been sort of villainized, like someone watching it think something is wrong with them, but in fact people who do that does not have a negative effect in their relationship. we're not talking about being addicted to it, we're talking about joint users or individually. >> let's talk about trust in the relationship. this is key. you asked, do you trust your partner? 39% of women said they did compared with 53% of men. that's an interesting difference. the liying difference also very interesting. 71% of women said they lie and 75% of men said they lie to their partner at times. >> we want to dive into that question a little bit more. 50% of men said they lie about where they go sometimes, and women do it, too. >> what do you make of that gender difference when it's men more trusting of their wives and vice versa. >> we have a lot of data saying
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maybe women should be a little extra cautious. we don't have time to go into it, but there are things going on in people's minds. for example, i was very surprised at how many happy people thought of breaking up. i mean, i think there is a lot going on sometimes that people are sensing. >> is that about fantasy or is that just about not being happy with your lot in life? >> i think you're just re-evaluating all the time. even the happy couples think about it. there's things i think people haven't gotten out in the open and that changes the trust issue. women a men are more trusting than women. >> have you read your partner's e-mails without them knowing it, obviously. 54% of women said yes, they have, 49% of men said they have. was that a surprise to you? >> it was a surprise. what was interesting about that was men were saying -- and women -- that if they found their partner reading their e-mail, they would break up with
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them. so there is definitely -- like if you don't feel trustworthy and you catch your partner reading, there's big trouble. >> 51% of people who responded said yes, they had read their partner's e-mail, 49% of men said no. pretty much split down the middle. >> a quarter percent said they don't discuss earnings with their spouse. 33% of long term couples have separate accounts, 62% said they have equal access to their accounts. how important is it for couples to be open about their accounts, pepper? >> extremely important. it used to be everybody put their money together. now we're seeing this is one of those things that is voluntary. you may or may not. if you don't put it together, you actually have fewer arguments. >> this is going to spark conversation at dinner tables
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and breakfast tables all around the country. ladies, thanks so much. >> now we'll get a check of your local news. you're watching "today in the bay." >> it is 8:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. we want to show you pictures from our nbc chopper over san francisco. this was shot moments ago where a boat is right now sinking in that bay. the coast guard telling us this is an abandoned boat that somehow broke free from pier 70
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and started drifting out. it is taking on serious water there. the coast guard is sending out a crew to check things out. they tell us at this point they're not sure if they're going to just let it sink or if they plan to hook it up and tow it back to shore. we'll keep you posted on this one. mike, tell us what's happening. >> 880 in fremont. bottom of the screen southbound a disibled big rig and tow truck there to help him. it is north 880 through oakland that's a problem right now. here at the coliseum, we see the backup just now reaching high street. very slow heading up to downtown. there should be a minor crash. very slow there as well as west 580. there's a disabled vehicle inlanes right there. slowdown east shoreway where there's a stall at the toll plaza. >> thank you very much. back in one half hour with another local update.
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that's now at 8:30 this friday morning, february 8, 2013. that is the world premier sneak peek at 1-d and 3-d. "one direction" heading to theeters thee theaters on august 30. good morning. sa van na gut rhea long side
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matt lauer. >> what was your fair videos of the week? we've got some top choices for you this week. are you thinking about selling your home but aren't sure what repairs to make? we'll tell you five things to do to give you the biggest bang for your buck. >> but first we want to check in with al in boston. good morning, al. what are you seeing? >> right now we've got a few flakes falling but nothing too horrible. but by 11:00 or so, we should see the snow coming down a little more regularly, and by 3:00, we will really be into this and a full-blown blizzard here in boston by 7:00 tonight. things will get going in new york a little bit earlier. already seeing activity. let's show you what we're looking for as far as the weekend is concerned. starting off with tomorrow, again, blizzard conditions along the new england coast. today we are looking at snow developing along the northeast coast into inland sections as well. look for wet weather, windy conditions through southern california. clouds in the pacific northwest. tomorrow a risk of strong storms in central texas.
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look for snow in the rockies. the blizzard continues in the northeast and new england. sunday we expect things to clear out. it will be nice and clear up and down the east coast, but as you get to the ohio river valley, mississippi river valley, lower mississippi river valley in the gulf, we'll be looking at severe weather. sunny and cold in the pacific northwest. no showers in the 8:32 on a friday morning. taking a live look at overcast conditions over san jose, but i'm happy to report most of the shower activity is starting to conclude. now let's show you what we'll all experience later on today. this is san rafael. beautiful day shaping up, though it will be cool. you can see from the radar we are getting ready dry at this point. that's the good news. we'll stay dry all weekend long. temperatures cool in the 50s, by monday the 60s return and we continue to climb in temperature through wednesday of next week. >> we would love to see your
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weather pictures in your area, as long as you're safe. please tweet your pictures to #n #nbcnewspics. and we'll get as many of them on our twitter feed as soon as you send them in. guys, back to you. >> part of that sentence was in english. i don't know. time for "today's" top clicks where you vote for your favorite video of the week. willie is here. >> click number one is our winner from last week. drum roll, please. some of us are rooting for this one. pep talk from kid president. >> what will you create that will make the world awesome? nothing just sitting there. that's why i'm tag to you today. this is your time. this is my time. it's our time!
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>> that is robby novak, third grader from tennessee. a great kid. he makes these videos with his brother-in-law. last check, been viewed more than 8.5 million times. >> close to voting or did he kind of crush the competition? >> he crushed this week, but he has really good competition coming up the week ahead. click number two, proof that gangnam style, that fad alive and well, at least among the baby set. ♪ >> the kid goes from sound asleep? >> yes. it's pavlovian. that's amia. every time she hears "gangnam style" she snaps to life as if
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out of hypnosis. and the best part of that is her big sister next to her. city workers in teleaveev, israel, painted handicapped parkings around a parked car. she did track down the security footage. city officials did issue an apology and waived the woman's fine. i certainly hope so. >> to me this is not a great video, it's just an outrageous story. >> it is. it is. >> last but not least, here on thursday, 2-year-old basketball phenom, and amazing talent for sinking trick shots. all types of hoops, all distances, off the wall. you saw him live. he can pull it off live. this is not just good editing. he can do this. >> i love this. >> any favorites on the panel here?
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>> gangnam style. >> we're not supposed to influence our viewers. >> no, but sometimes we just have to speak out. >> i like gangnam style. >> it's cute. >> kid president, gangnam baby, parked car and trick shots. we'll reveal, perhaps, a new winner or repeat winner next friday. >> thank you for that, willie. i know you'll be spending all weekend tabulating the vote. >> i am. >> we'll be back. first this is "today" on nbc. hanging chads and all.
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we're back at 8:39. we all know that music has the power to bring people together in a lot of different ways. this morning, nbc's andrea mitchell has the story of extraordinary young musicians from a place you might not expect. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. they come from a nation gripped by war and terrorism.
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boys and girls rarely play together and music was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland.
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the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it feel to be playing your music here in america? he excels on an afghan instrument, the rubar, also met with the secretary of state, once a musician himself. >> when i was your age, i played in a rock band. >> reporter: their conductor, william harvey, juilliard trained violinist, has spent the last three years in kabul. >> i've taking masterpieces and
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added afghan melodys and folk songs. >> reporter: the group, rehearsing alongside a maryland youth orchestra, has done some improvisation of its own. >> we were playing "stairway to heaven" which we were both familiar with. it was fun. >> coming here as been a fulfillment of a long time dream for us. the greatest reward is the smiles on these children's faces. >> reporter: next week after a lot of practice, you know the old joke, they're actually going to play at carnegie hall. matt? >> andrea mitchell, nice story. thank you very much. the five best bang for your buck home improvements and much more on a friday morning. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's"
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real estate, best bang for your buck when it comes to home improvement. if you're getting ready to put your house on the market and thinking of doing some repairs, what's really worth the money? barbara corcoran is "today's" real estate contributor. good morning. >> good morning to you, savannah. >> the housing market is picking up. people are thinking about this. are there general rules about improvements before you put your house up for sale? >> you want to spend the least you can on the improvements that make the most sense because you'll never get your money back. >> the pound for pound bang for your buck. >> best way of putting it. >> doll up the door. >> it's like dolling up yourself. you want to make the first impression count. pull up to the front of your own house, get out of that car and do the 20-second test. walk up the walkway, make a note of everything wrong. here is a house that is am meticulous condition. why? it creates a great first impression, clean as a whistle, small house but looks totally charming. >> we have pictures we'll be showing of good and bad.
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>> this house would look like a pile of bricks if they didn't paint that door that color. we have another one maybe, too. maybe not. >> if you see one that's a what not to do, slag it for us. >> i certainly will. >> paint inside and power wash the outside. >> make it look fresh. you want to be after a fresh house. all it really needs is power washing and painting of the trim. bad first impression but sweetheart of a house. there's another one, a trim painting. that's all that house needs. >> they know to give it a fresh coat of paint. they may do just white. you say don't do that? >> no. take a trip to restoration hardware and see what the new hip colors are. see what the young buyers are into and imitate it. it's the easiest thing to do. great white room, by the way. >> that was a pretty one. little bit off white. >> white is the one you can always rely on. buyers always like white.
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>> here is one i would avoid. wash your windows. >> people don't see the dirt on their own windows yet the most important thing after location that buyers always cite as to why they picked a particular house is light. they lift it up and oh, my gosh, it actually is a bright room, could be a bright room. this is a beautiful window. the next one is very beautiful, too. clean as a whistle. >> you say you should also swap out your fix turs. that's a good trick. >> fixtures date a home. lamp shades freeze your house in time, make it look like 1960s when you actually bought the fixtu fixture. there's a kitchen -- if you had a modern fixture in there, it would make all the difference than doing nothing else. there is another one, those top hates. that's a 1950s funky kitchen. it could look like a retro, hip kitchen if it had a modern light fixture in that ceiling.
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modern light fixtures, what a difference it makes in that kitchen. one more beautiful light fixtures that says, hey, i'm up to the minute. i'm in style. >> i like that. don't forget the garage. wait, that's where you put all the stuff when you clean the house. >> not when it comes time to sell. people can't see the space. paint the floors, paint the walls and paint the trim and the front door in the garage. >> you have tips of what is not worth it. >> four big mistakes people make. skip the new edition. it rarely pays off. don't put in a home office. you eliminate a bedroom. it's a bad idea and never pays you back. worst selling colors, white or yellow. don't put in a swimming pool unless you're prepared to lose the money when you sell. >> what i like about you, you take a position. don go paint that house red. thank you.
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back now at 8:50. grio.com, division of nbc news, is celebrating black history month by highlighting 100 people doing good things. the spotlight this morning is on car driver antron brown. >> drag racing is a lot more diverse with several women and hispanic drivers as well. antron brown is its first
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african-american champion. when he talks about his sport, his eyes light up, his lips move fast because his childhood dream has become his life's passion. antron brown started on his road to championship early. >> i was changing oil in my mom's car at 12 years old. my dad and uncle, they raced. it was bred in me. that's where the love came from. i used to go to these big, national events and watch all my stars race. >> reporter: now he is one of those stars. >> brought a tear to my eye when i won the championship to hear my father broken up, like emotional and saying, son, do you realize this is what i've been dreaming about my whole life and we're living our dream through you? >> reporter: in november, brown became the national hot rod association's top fuel champ and made history. how many trophies do you have?
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>> 38 including the championship trophy. >> the championship trophy, i'm going to assume, is this massive one right here. >> that's the big one right there. >> reporter: the first african-american to ever win a major auto racing title in the united states. you're running out of space. >> i'm going to have to build some different walls. >> reporter: when are you going to stop? >> that's not in our vocabulary. >> reporter: 25-foot long hot rods run on a fuel that's mostly nitroglycerin and can hit top speeds of 130 miles an hour. >> it feels like someone is pushing and squeezing the lif out of you and you're just trying to maintain and hold everything you've got to keep it right. >> reporter: tv audience has grown, drag racing has not caught up with its southern-b e southern-based cousin, nascar. >> pass down the racetrack is four seconds. in nascar it's a three-hour race. >> reporter: something brown is
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the well-needed, fresh face to help grow the sport. >> the media is attracted to him, the fans are attracted to him. he's really a star in the making. >> want your dad to make a wheelie? >> reporter: that's good. antron brown remembers when the days are not so bright. >> the days you're close to being like almost $1 million in debt and you don't even have a house to live in. >> reporter: now he and his wife, billie jo, have a full house outside indianapolis. how proud of him are you? >> now here i will go with tears. >> reporter: oh, no. >> sometimes it turns people into different people. they cannot remain true to themselves and they don't remain the same, and he does. >> reporter: the champ refills his own tank and takes time to teach wanna-be racers.
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>> you're all good. >> reporter: let me tell you something. so brown thinks with that car and that team he can win again, in fact. short-term goal is to win more championships. eventually, though, he would like to make more history by owning his own race team, savannah. >> he's pretty amazing. did you actually drive or just got in for show? >> yeah, yeah. >> craig melvin, thanks so much. great story. >> savannah, thanks. we'll have al's updated forecast on the blizzard, tracking the storm throughout the day. we'll be live with the latest tomorrow morning on "today.." >> certainly something you want to keep track of on the weather channel as well. "today's" friday flashback. a look at how the week unfolded right here on "today." >> dramatic new developments in that hostage standoff in alabama. >> fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunk
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er. and that's how they decided to move in. >> reporter: the president will largely focus his attention on immigration reform and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. a tragic story. new details on the death of a new york city mom murdered in turkey. >> she was supposed to come back and she didn't. >> they must have luck on their side. ste stephen and terri weaver were on a weekend getaway and returned with two lottery tickets. are you kidding me? >> couldn't believe we won twice. couldn't believe we had won as much as we did. >> jesse, will you come out? >> a gentleman never kisses and tells. >> pucker up. all right. >> loser pays up. boy, is al roker paying right now. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the -- your neck of the woods. >> l.a. reid, the music mogul and jennifer hudson. >> katharine mcphee is inside our studio warm and toasty.
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>> you remember her, tiffani thiess thiessen, of "saved from the bell." >> john harbaugh is with us from new orleans. >> we were watching your show in the room. you guys do a great job. we love your show. >> yes, there are men on trampolines behind me. >> we welcome you to our winter wonderland, mt. rockefeller, here in the heart of new york city. >> natalie, congratulations. she scaled a 1,576 steps. >> very impressive. >> while natalie was doing that, savannah was walking the runway. you're watching "today in
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the bay." >> it's 8:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. it is getting rough out east. a major snowstorm hitting that area. that's leading to travel trouble near the bay area. dozens of flights have been canceled at sfo. a few canceled at oakland. san jose this morning doing okay. airlines canceling thousands of flights out on the east coast ahead of this storm. that's causing a big-time ripple effect that can be felt right around this area. with all that snow out east, we're getting rain in the bay area. christina loren is here to tell us about it. >> good morning to you, jon. a few light showers in the south bay. this is san rafael. that cloud looks like a shasship out there this morning. highs will be cool. only in the mid-50s. we warm up just in time for the weekend.
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welcome back to "today" on this friday morning, february 8th, 2013. we have a very special hour planned for you here, everything cheaper today. we're dedicating the show "today" to frugal living.
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the best, savviest shopper. dinner for four for 12 bucks or less. tweet us your best money-saving advice at #mysavingstips and we'll share some of them throughout the show. jeff yager, self proclaimed ultimate cheapskate will help us this hour. your very proud of this title. >> i am. i'll maekke a few bucks shoveli some sidewalks while i'm here. >> he thinks of everything. >> really is a frugal guy. blizzard warnings in effect up and down the coast. al is in boston where they will get some of the very worst of it. al, good morning. >> good morning, willie. this is really a potent perfect storm situation as far as a blizzard is concerned. we've got two low pressure systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure along the southeastern coast. both are moving together. as you can see, there's the cold
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air coming in right around cleveland. you can see snow there. lot of heavy rain making its way through the del marva peninsula. here is what happens. these systems will transfer energy. the clipper will transfer its energy off to that system that's just along shore. as it does, the moisture comes up, the cold air comes in. as you can see, those lines -- those are lines of pressure. and as they tighten up, those are the winds, the strong winds that will come in and blow this snow and create blizzard-like conditions. here's what we've got. we're looking at winter storm warnings stretching from michigan all the way through upstate new york, interior pennsylvania and new england. but from new york city all the way up to east port, maine, we've got blizzard warnings. winds, sustained winds of 30 miles per hour or more. visibility of a quarter mile or less. here are the conditions we're talking about. generally upstate new york and
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pennsylvania, anywhere from six to nine inches of snow. new york city, up to a foot of snow. from east port all the way down to providence, we're talking about two feet of snow and in and around boston, we could be looking at more than that. some areas to the west of boston could see -- it's not inconceivable that they could see three feet of snow. this is a dangerous storm. schools are closed in boston. they're open in new york city, but they've canceled all after-school activities. the airports here in boston will remain opened, but flights have been canceled. amtrak, canceling trains between new york and boston this afternoon. we are looking at a major winter storm, one that will probably set records up and down the northeast coast. willie? >> boy, three feet of snow in some areas. inkr incredible, al. we'll check back in, in a few minutes, with that local forecast. >> how do everything cheaper, we
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welcome back in jeff yager. he is a resident saving expert for the aarp. what do you hate spend iing on spending money on, jeff. for you the answer is everything. >> yes. >> be more specific, though. >> narrow it down. >> my parents taught me a couple of things. one, never pay interest. avoid paying interest. >> how do you avoid that? >> if you can't afford to pay for it now, you really can't afford it. americans spend $600,000 in interest in their lifetime. cheapskates spend significantly less than that. there's a whole lot of ways you can try to live that way and save that interest. other thing we hate spending money on is depreciation. we like to buy things used. let someone else pay that depreciation. >> a new car is out? >> antique furniture which increase in value rather than
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regular furniture which decreases in value. >> is it better to buy or lease a car? >> in my opinion buy a better quality used car. >> do you know what annoys me are the baggage fees at the airport. >> annoys everyone. >> you already paid a couple hundred bucks for the flight and, by the way, 50 more bucks. >> i would add internet. especially if you're going to a nice hotel. come on. that should be included in the price of the hotel room. >> i think there will come a day where internet service is like air, we all have a right to it. >> i went to fly the other day and they said how many bags on the computer screen? it had a big exclamation point, zero bags free! >> wow! >> good service. >> jeff, you don't actually have a mobile device, is that true? 88% of americans do at this point. you're in the 12%? >> i'm not a cellulite. i have been living cell phone free since 1958 and nothing awful has ever happened. >> do people get frustrated when
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they're trying to reach you? >> no. i'm very good about communicating. a lot of people who have these devices, for instance, never return a phone call when they get it. i pride myself on being very prompt and efficient. i hope to live the rest of my life cell phone free. it's my amish line in the sand. >> we actually sent you a letter to book you on the show. several weeks later we heard back. >> snail mail. >> to answer your question, do people freak out? your producers. and i've been on the show before. have i ever not appeared? >> our second take is biggest spending regrets. financial education estimates in the typical month more than two-thirds of united states adults buy something on impulse and most of those purchases lead to regret. how about you? >> i'm an impulse shopper, completely. i do retail therapy all the time on the internet. that's the big one for me. i think i'm getting a deal but i'm hitting it way too often. >> we'll see one of yours in a second. how about you? most regret. >> i don't make many regrets but
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this is something i bought a few years ago. my wife thought omar sharif in "dr. zhivagozhivago" was the se man alive. i bought this and said who do i look like? and she said from "dumb and dumber." >> as they say in "caddy shack" it looks better on you. >> last time i saw it, it came with a bowl of soup. >> that's right. >> right before flat screens came out. it was expensive. i was stuck with it forever. it was heavy. you couldn't move the thing. every time i looked at it, i resented it. >> for a long time, i'm sure. >> i'm an infomercial shopper. >> late-night purchase for you? >> it slices and dices. i'm like it's magic. it's going to be great.
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i'm going to try to dice and demo this. i don't even know if it exists anymore. watch your camera, johnny. apparently it smushes everywhere. >> can i suggest maybe you're using it incorrectly? >> i might be using it incorrectly. i'm pretty sure i've got it all worked out there. as you can see i've got nice tomato soup. >> on your dress, matter of fact. >> on me, yes. >> can frugal be sexy? do you think it's sexy? >> people show people don't. less than 4% of people associate the word frugal with sexiness. i think love means never having to say you're cheap. you know what i mean? >> it can be. >> i think it's sexy if you can't afford something, you put a lot of time and effort into it, maybe an outing or you make something for somebody. but if you have the cash and you're just not willing to spend money on a date, bye-bye. >> also they've shown people
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find dishonesty about a partner's financial status to be a real turn-off. >> a deal breaker for a lot of people. exactly. let's get to our bonus take. jill martin, chief style watch contributing editor. dress for less. what have you got? >> i'm frugal, tooch. i won't say i'm a cheapskate but i like to save money. finding new items that are $10 or less. we have to guess which item that is on each person. let's start with willie. >> just the two of us or is jeff -- >> no. he has his own situation going here and nothing is new. you are new. $10 or less. what do you think? >> i'm guessing -- >> she's cheating. >> liewillie's tie because i sa him in a different tie. >> oscar dela larenta tie for
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$6.95. just put the work in it. >> it's clip on, right? >> i got you a clip on one. >> natalie is next. >> now that i'm all in tomato. >> i'll say the sweater. >> i brought this to show you. $49.95, marked down to 20. you see the x. $10 for her dress. >> come on! >> i paid a lot for the sweater, willie. the tomato dress. >> that was 95 cents extra for the tomatoes. >> how did you get your hands on a $10 dress? >> i had to search. it takes a little longer but you save. i'm the last one. i'm wearing two things $10 or under. >> your top because i saw your top. >> okay. the top is $10. >> and you're holding out your wrist. >> the bracelets.
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>> no, the earrings from century 21, $8.95. most of my outfit is under -- we're both under $20rks but i wanted to hook you up with a new item. >> i like that. >> it's under $20, don't worry. you can still wear it but it's new. >> can i keep it? >> yes, to keep. >> how much is the shirt? >> $14. >> would you ever spend 14 bucks on your own shirt? >> i would buy it used. >> designer $14. i hooked you up. >> i appreciate it. >> he's like, i'm not a checkered kind of guy. >> little pricey for him. jill, thank you very much. jeff, your going to stick around and help us. >> i am. >> a competition is coming up. tweet us your best money-saving advice at #mymoneysavingtip. at noon eastern today you can logon to today.com for a live web chat with couponning expert. a california ski community was searched overnight for the former cop and navy reservist
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suspected of killing three people, including a police officer. quis fer dorner's burned-out truck and footprints were found in big bear mountain. dorner, fired for making false statements, has threatened to bring warfare to police and their families. investigation is under way after the e-mail accounts of several bush family members were hacked. the cyber attacker posted family conversations online that were dredge friday the e-mail messes to and from former bush presidents after breaking into the accounts of three other family members and several friends. the hacker also posted several personal photos of the family. california lawmakers are proposing some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. measures unveiled thursday include state bans on assault rifles and high-capacity bullet clips and background checks would apply to purchasing ammunition as well as guns. the federal aviation administration has given boeing the green light to carry out test flights once again of its
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embattled 787 dreamliners. planes have been grounded after problems with their batteries. faa is limiting test flights to air space over unpopulated areas and no parpg passengers would b allowed on board until the problem has been fixed. a little boy's sugar binge has this video going viral. 3-year-old john dipped into the decorative sprinkles. sprinkle-gate evidence all over his face. but young john had a story and he's sticking to it. >> did you eat those sprinkles? >> no, i did not. >> you know it's not nice to tell stories and to lie, right? look at mommy. you're not supposed to lie. tell me now. did you eat those sprinkles? >> no. >> mom, i said no! john's mom said they had a very long talk later about the difference between telling the truth and fbi iibing. a little white and red lie. >> go like this.
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go like this. let's head up to boston. al is keeping an eye on this huge winter storm heading to the northeast. >> we're not only talking about snow but wind as well. here is the setup. low pressure coming along the coast. we've got high pressure, arctic high to the north. between the two, that's the pressure gradient. and that means we've got very strong winds coming on in there. here is what we expect during the day today on into tomorrow. we'll have sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour. look at the gusts. new york, 30 plus. we're looking in montauch. beach erosion, low visibilities and snow drifts that will be major problems. that's 9:14. meanwhile, our winter storm is moving out. taking a live look at san jose. we still have dark clouds overhead, but they are starting
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to clear. a couple hours away from sunshine like they are already in san francisco. just a beautiful start to the day here. we have crystal clear air quality thanks to the rain. the radar, all that activity now to our south. highs will be cool all day, all weekend long, only ramping up to 58 on sunday. but you can throw that umbrella into the corner. e're done with the showers. >> and that's your latest weather. natalie? >> anybody feel like tomato soup today? i think i've got a batch going there. our advice for the shavyest shoppers after this. est shoppers after this. aest shoppers after this. vest shoppers after this. vest shoppers after this. yest shoppers after this. est shoppers after this. iest shoppers after this. a and the kids always eat their vegetables. because the salad there is always served with the
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now, we're hearing the shooting may have happened on a roof, but that has not been confirmed. no word yet on the person's condition who was shot or if the shooter is still active and on the run tp we are keeping our eye on that situation. meantime n the bay area, in san jose, investigators are trying to figure out how a woman fell to her death from a high floor of an apartment complex. police say the woman is 24 years old. officers on the scene early this morning telling us there's no indication of foul play or suicide. the woman fell just before 3:00 this morning from the city heights complex in downtown san jose on west st. james street. the coroner is now taking over this investigation. we'll check that forecast and also the roads on this friday after the break. ♪
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we're nice and dry. take you up north, but we still have some ponding on the roadway. travel cautiously. 52 degrees in livermore for today. cold all day long. free mont 53 for you. getting into the weekend, we'll clear you out. lot of sunshine or san for saturday and sunday afternoon but bitter cold mornings to get through let's check that drive. >> it's not friday light by any means. jamming up 880 past the coliseum jam auld the way into downtown. you can see it on our maps. there's a stall on the southbound side but also reported for the northbound side. that might be tying things up into downtown. 580 looks much better than a half hour ago. bay bridge toll plaza, show you the backup there. then on the peninsula, another crash. tough to get around university.
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>> thanks so much. we'll be back with our next news and weather update. back with more of "today" on this friday, february 8th, 2013. all up and down the northeast, as you all know, big snow storm coming our way. seems like it's changing over a little bit. >> wintry mix here. >> as al has been telling us, but then we'll get walloped
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later on. boston expected to get up to -- >> don't look at me. i didn't do it. you looked at me like -- >> look what lester brought in when he came into the studio. >> it wasn't snowing until he walked into the studio. meanwhile, coming up, more of our special hour, everything cheaper today. we're making everything old new once again by repurposing or upcycling rather than resicycli the furniture in your home. >> that's cool. plus the apps that can save you pretty serious money. two chefs going head to head in our chicken challenge. dinner for four for $12 or less. we'll see who can do it better. >> and look who is gracing the covers of usa weekend, maybe in your paper, "usa today" out today, willie cover guy along with his wonderful wife, christina. you guys met in middle school. it's all about your love story. the kids are in there, george and lucy. you share your tips for a happy,
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long marriage. >> we do. and they caught us in our natural state. we have a -- >> bed of roses? >> yes, and just like that, head to head. >> upside down. >> that's tip number one. >> it works for us. they were very nice to do a piece. it's a fun sort of valentine's day. i've known her since i was 11 years old. >> it's amazing. i love how you say at one point in your relationship, middle school to high school, she traded you in for the cool guys with cars and jocks? >> talk about upgrading. >> she downgraded, came back. >> she downgraded. >> you kind of led us to that point. >> along with taking shots at me -- >> oh, no. >> we'll be at the height of this storm about the time erica and i are marching our way to the studio. it will be a tough morning. obviously we'll have the very latest as it's all coming down. >> three feet. >> yeah, perhaps in some areas in new england. all our reporters out, showing
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you the impact of the weather. you have fitness questions? jenna's got answers. tips to help you get in shape. snow shoveling or staying inside. >> jenna in this kind of segment always scares me. >> where is she going? ads like this one as erica found out firsthand, when it comes to scent, the nose doesn't know much. >> really? that always surprises me, that test. >> i'm really bad at that. you could hold a piece of fruit in front of me and i'm like orange and it's an apple. i'm not good at that. if we get in with the snow. if not, it will be just empty. >> you'll be here! >> like the little firesides they show at christmas. >> maybe i'll just sleep on the sofa tonight. >> lester, thanks. let's check in with al who has a look up in boston at that looming blizzard.
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>> i'll be joining lester and erica saturday more for "today," to give you the latest. in fact, we'll be on "nightly news" tonight as well. let's see what we've got for you. first of all as we look ahead toward the weekend, starting off with today, we have the storm, nor'easter getting together, weather channel calling it nemo. we've got snow out west. risk of strong storms firing up as we look ahead toward tomorrow, a risk of strong storms down through southern texas, look for snow in the rockies, more of the blizzard in the northeast and new england. sunny and cool along the west coast. sunday, sunday, sunny but chili along the rest of the coast. east coast a lot of wet weather from the great lakes into the central plains and look for a risk of strong storms in the lower gulf. that 9:34. you made it to friday. you made it through the showers. right now our radar is actually dry as a bone. i wanted to show you a live
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picture of the bay bridge getting those puffy cumulus clouds. the front will keep temperatures in the 50s. 55 in santa teresa, and 54 degrees in gilroy. near-record cold sets in tomorrow. make sure you're ready for that. temps in the 50s all weekend long. >> and that's your latest weather. we'll be updating for our west coast affiliates, coming up in the next half hour. natalie? >> i know you've got a long weekend, al. thanks for working for us. more on everything cheaper "today," designing on a dime. nicole curtis is the host of diy's network "rehab addict." good morning. >> good morning. >> these are simple projects. you don't have to spend a lot of money and you can do these with things you have or find very cheaply. >> i'm a busy mom and i love redoing things with the seasos s
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or whenever i feel like it. >> talk to us about these chairs first. you're talking about upcycling these chairs. little piece of fabric and new coat of paint. >> and it depends. if your wood is in bad shape i give people permission to paint it. otherwise leave it as is. reupholstering something is a scary task for a beginner t doesn't have to be. chairs are put on with four easy screws. take the cardboard leftover. fabric can be found very cheap. $15 a yard or something like that. i just recently cut up old pillowcases and used them to cover my chairs. it doesn't have to cost a lot. little bit of sanding, paint and primer. >> you have the sanding and paint. any tips on saving on the paint? >> paint and primer in one. anything leftover, i reuse. you can always mix paint, make it different colors. sand paper is my best friend sometimes. anything you have around the house, you can find a way to use
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it. >> new life with a little sanding job and painting and it's brand new again. >> yeah. >> that chair looks great. moving over here, i love this piece. you turned this vintage dresser into a wet bar. very cool. how did you do this? >> summertime, i love pulling out all my old dressers and i always do a wet bar in the backyard. dressers can be found your neighbor's castaway. go pick it up. salvation army, craigslist, all good places to find places like this. i always say if it's costing you more than $50, it's probably in too good of shape to convert it into something else. leave it alone. this is for the pieces that are just a mess and they're on death's door. this is the time to transform it into something. >> you painted it? >> i painted it. >> added this little -- >> these are simple things. you don't have to be skilled. little template like this. if you're not skilled with a jigsaw, simple things like a dollar turkey pan to put under
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your bucket of wine here. also the wine doesn't have to be expensive. peel the labels, put cheap wine in there. friends will never know. >> peel the labels, put cheap wine in there. trick them into drinking the bad stuff. i love this. these are old shutters, but you've converted them into sort of this postcard/letter holder. >> the thing is that everything aalways has a use. there's really nothing i ever think i can throw away. bit of a hoarder on the good side. shutters, easy. one by behind here, with a couple of nails, fresh paint. i save everything. little tiny upholstery tacks, push pins, whatever you want in tacking it up. children's art work. my son is 15 now. i still his art work from preschool tacked around the house somewhere. >> great ideas. >> all within an hour. >> instant bulletin board here. i love it. nicole curtis, thank you very much. well done. we'll show you some apps to
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wait, is it cheaper someone else? you can scan the bar code and then all the places will come up at the other stores and it will tell you if you're getting a good deal. you can actually buy it right from this app if you see it c p cheaper. it shows you how quickly this works. it is really amazing. >> you're in a grocery store, you're scanning this and it's telling you if you should go to the one down the street. >> that's right. for some of the food items you'll get nutritional information. >> tell me about cardstar.com. >> here's the loyalty cards, you can scan them right into the app. i have scanned in the a&p card. give it to the cashier, she'll scan it and you're all set. >> right on your smart phone? >> right. they have guilt city and groupen so you can feel deals in your area on spa services and restaurants. >> tell me about good rx.
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prescription drugs can be pricey. this helps with that? >> yeah. drug prices can vary. we have done price scans and it has shown that prices are all over the app. this is the best app we have found to find you the best deals on the drugs you need to use. it is easy to use. it's -- you know, definitely worth checking out. >> tell me about retail me not. >> it's a popular website. they have an app that's worthwhile. you can go on there and look on, for example, you're going to macy's, you can see online or in store deals. also they have top coupons where you can find out about other deals in your area. that's a great one. the final one we recommend downloading is grocery iq. >> thanks so much. we appreciate you being here from shop smart magazine. family dinner for four for under 12 bucks. that's when we come back. -i'm phyllis. i'm maria, and i have diabetic nerve pain.
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, the everything cheaper today chicken challenge. the budget, under $12, dinner for four. test kitchen pro and registered dietician. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> let's review the requirements. chicken, vegetable and starch. we gave you some pantry staples, spices and oil you're cook everything in. why chicken picata? >> i cook this. it's a pantry meal. >> you spent mon oin fresh chicken. >> chicken breast, most common anything will have in their fridge across america. i butterflied them so they're nice cutlets, nice and tender. dredged them in flour. get a nice color on them.
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this will be the base for a lovely pan sauce. in here we're going to add -- you want to add this? chicken broth, one cup. >> if anybody doesn't know what butterfly means, they haven't been cooking it much? >> that means cut it in half to make it thinner. >> this is the juice from half a lemon. capers going in there and fresh parsley as well. >> you want those little brown bits from the bottom of the pan. >> that's going to make a huge difference. we'll let this reduce. you'll have a lovely pan sauce. comes together so fast, quick and easy. >> and in the pantry you already have the spaghetti. >> angel hair pasta with parmesan, lemon zest. lovely french beans with chopped almonds, little butter and little olive oil. that's it. >> let's see how much she spent. >> let's head to the tasting. it's fantastic. >> $11.61. not bad.
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>> okay. >> right under the wire. >> making thighs, right? >> thighs are a lot less expensive than chicken breasts and have a ton of flavor. i actually cooked up the skins of these, drained off all the access oil, put those in the oven for 20 minutes. when they're done, this is what they look like. >> what kind of seasoning? >> salt, pepper and pap reeka. we take this out. and then i want to use all this great stuff that's happening in this pan. i wanted to do like a new take on chicken and dumplings but add collard greens as well. >> why do you like them? >> they're a super food, super good. you don't have to cook them until they're kind of dead. you can cook them till they're sauteed. carrots cut with a vegetable
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peeler. chicken and new-style dumplings. >> you're rebranding them. >> exactly. >> you got those on sale. >> i did, only $2 for the 16-ounce package that makes four servings. after our collard greens are wilted, parsley, lemon zest. >> $10.30. wow! >> natalie, you try it. >> i tried it. did you try it? you have to try it. okay. quickly. >> very good. >> in taste i have to say i think it's a tie. >> a tie? >> tie. in the taste department. >> i totally agree. >> but norman wins for the price. >> the tie breaker is the price. >> amazing job. here we go!
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> 9:56. good morning. i'm marla tellez. today is decision day in the lawsuit filed by the family of man who drowned in the bay while police and firefighters batched from the shore. an attorney for the city of alameda said the situation was tragic but first responders did not have a legal duty to help. raymond zach waded into the water on memorial day 2011. police say they did not go after him because he was suicidal and possibly dangerous. firefighters say they were not certified for water rescues at the time. now they are certified. zach succumbed to hypothermia and eventually drowned. will the rain stick around for the weekend? let's gate check of the forecast with meteorologist christina
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loren. >> yeah, we've got a cool day ahead. most of that cloud cover is going to kind of sit and linger over our higher elevations today. we'll see some sunshine, 52 in livermore, 55 in santa teresa. sun making a bold appearance between 12:00 and 2:00 today. you can get outdoors without having to dodge showers at that time. tomorrow will be frigid, near-record cold to kick off your saturday. we'll see sunshine saturday and sunday. warming you up just in time for next week. take a look at the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we're looking at a recovery from oakland 880, thank you to my friends scott and aaron for letting me know about these crashes. we knew about the northbound side, but the southbound side i was unaware of. chp gave us an update. that's why the map's still slowing both directions. have the incident cleared now right around the fifth or embarcadero exits. 880 is slow recovering now and very tough for a late friday commute. slow over that incline on the
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workweek. it's february 8th. we are very excited about a couple of things, but not so excited about something else. >> well, you know, we are back on the sauce for the show, and we got this great fruity drink. it really tastes like grapefruit. >> we were really concerned. >> it's supposed to be a sea breeze. >> they got into a very bad habit. >> now -- he is repairing. thank you, jer. >> we have a sea breeze, and we actually live on the ocean here on the atlantic ocean. >> sure. >> but there's another beautiful ocean called the pacific. >> thank you, jerry. >> thanks, jerry. >> we are on our way -- >> we're going to l.a., baby. >> yes, we are. >> please go to klg&hoda.com. >> we'll have shows for the next couple of weeks. on friday we will be joined by -- >> today is friday. >> that's what i meant.
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>> we are going to be there in time to be with him. >> blake shelton. this is one of my favorites. he has so many great songs, but this one -- he has the song "honey bee." ♪ >> there's nothing that's not adorable about him. >> he may be one of the sexiest men on tv. you know what else about him, he doesn't care. >> he doesn't know it, which is one of the sexiest things. he doesn't know it. doesn't act like it. he just is. >> i think he has a terrifphysid body. there's a little here and that hanging out there. >> you like that. >> there's a confidence that comes with that. when the guys that are too chizelled, don't you feel like what are you doing all day? you're lifting weights and looking at yourself? >> i was married to a chiseled guy for a long time, and now he -- frank looks -- honestly. he has the same legs and buns he had when he was 26 years old. >> i got to tell you, when you
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see frank now -- when i first looked at him, i remembered his stomach is flat. >> not really. >> it isn't? >> it looks good in the jeans. >> he looks fantastic. he looks great. i can't complain about his gut if he doesn't complain about mine, if you know what i'm saying. yeah. >> here's the question for married couples or people that have been married for a long time. >> like us. >> what is normal in a relationship? >> nothing. >> how many times a week do you and your partner have sex? >> i'm just having fun with everybody. >> 100,000 people, and they decided -- >> with each other? >> they -- what do you mean, with their partner. >> well. sorry, got to ask these questions. you have to be specific. >> the happiest couples of all reported having sex three to four times a week. >> hoda, you know what, jerry is right. no, there are -- let's let the girl scouts come out first. >> we have to talk about sex. >> we're talking about sex in
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front of girl scouts. >> they're not little. they're learning. no, they're learning. it's fine. they're going to be old like us one -- >> jerry doesn't want it too. >> just put headphones on. >> i'm not going to be a part of it. >> yes, you certainly are. drink up, and you will in a minute. 40% of the couples surveyed -- only 40% said they have sex that frequently. one in four -- >> they're lying. >> one in four are, like, maybe you guys, they have sex a couple of times a month. >> more than you're having. oh. >> did you hear crickets. did you notice the crickets in the room? >> i have no idea about your love life, and you have no idea about mine, and that's probably the best thing in the world. >> i think the ones that talk aren't really -- they don't have as great of relationships as they say. >> we talked about that. all these people that put on for the world that they're the hottest and they can't get their hands off of one another, never. the marriage is over. >> you know who i just saw doing that, bruce willis and his wife. >> yeah. >> did you see it again on the
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red carpet making out. i said, oh, no, is that bad? >> they just had a little baby. maybe they're still in the throes of passion. i wish everybody could stay that way, but you can't. >> here's the deal. this is interesting about money. one-third of all couples who have been together -- one-third of all couple who's have been together 20 plus years have separate bank accounts. one-third of people who have been together for 20 plus years have separate bank accounts. isn't that weird? >> somebody is calling somebody's phone. >> bobbie, your phone is ringing. >> talk about buzz. bobbie's buzz. >> i don't think they're necessarily planning, hoda, that they're going to run off or planning for i rainy day. i mean, i -- frank and i got married. he had an earlier family. he had children. then we had our children, and i have my career, and he has his career. we have oun own separate and some together, and i don't think that's totally unusual. >> here's the question. what do you wear to bed? 34% of women and 38% of men are like you, they sleep in the nude
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on a regular basis. >> does your wedding ring count? >> yes. being so, anyway, what's happening is tonight on rock center natalie morales is doing a whole deal on all of this stuff with relationships and things, and in one of her interviews they say there is something you can do to spice up your love life a little. let's listen. >> friday night, people going to bed soon. there are two things they can do to put a spark back in their marriage. what would you say? >> sleep nude. if you're sleeping nude, it makes it a little bit easier to have sex more often. and touch each other. back rubs and massages. just that level of intimacy feels really nice. >> you know what, she's -- good for her. i'm just telling you this, you guys. we've lived a long time and there is no normal. every couple -- >> every couple is different. >> every couple is different and unique, but if you can learn something from someone else, god bless you.
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>> yes. >> i mean, i don't have any know if jerry and his beautiful wife hang from the ceilings. i don't want to know. >> it does make you compare even though you don't want to. you can't kind of help it. i don't think that's healthy. here's another question. what do couples fight the most about? the question is -- >> the tv. >> the remote. >> you think it's money in today's world. >> rock center is on at a new time. get ready. tonight. >> stop it. >> at 10:00 p.m., 9:00 central. >> 10:00 p.m. set your tivos so you can find out if you're doing everything right. >> i think we need to bring the ladies in. time for -- >> i'm sorry. it's girl scout cookies celebrating its 100th anniversary. >> hi. >> i'm jessica. >> of course you are. >> now, you guys -- these guys sell kajillions of cookies.
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>> how do you sell that many? does your mother take them to work? >> lots and lots of booth sales. yeah. >> like every weekend. >> what's the most popular cookie? >> thin mints. >> oh, really? >> they're my favorite too. >> i like the samoas. these are my favorites. the carmely deliciousness. >> those are the second most popular. >> they are? >> what happens to the money that you guys raise? >> well, we -- it goes to pay back for the cookies we take out. >> have you to buy the cookies? >> also, it goes to council and it goes to our troop for, like -- >> thank you so much. >> good luck in all your adventures. >> thank you for the cookies. >> hmm. >> all righty. >> did you ever sell girl scout cookies? >> i was kicked out of the brownies. therefore, i never got to the girl scouts. i got kicked out of everything in my entire life. >> why? junior miss. >> kicked out of the junior miss
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pageant. i got kicked out of the brownies. i got kicked out of my first marriage. i had a very rough life. >> i'm sure you have. all right. there's another -- we talked about this. the remote is the thing that most couples fight about. you know what's germy? the remote. >> when you check into a hotel, like we're going to this weekend, right -- you -- what do you do? >> i don't know what you do. i guess you wear gloves and push the buttons. okay. here -- this is prevention making sfwleen looked at the objects that are the most germ-leyden, and some you probably haven't thought of. the restaurant menu. they hand it to you. it's plasticy, and you hold it. what are you supposed to do? nothin nothing. lemon wedges. >> the chefs are wearing gloves are and glasses. >> maybe they take the lemon wedges. what about the ones you don't use? they don't throw them away, do they? >> i think once something is put at the table you're supposed to not use --
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>> how about condiment dispensers? ketchup pump? you know you're using that and no one is purelling. let's continue. grocery carts. those handles. >> you know what, it turns out you may be touching at least 30 objects every minute. >> this is what's really -- you don't even think about. people think they're being environmentally conscious when they use the reusable grocery bags. they take them home. they take them back out. they don't wash them every single time. >> probably not. >> how about that chicken juice? >> how about jerry's hands on our glasses before he brings them to us? you know what time it is, hoda? >> time for your friday funny. >> this one is shorter than the last one. >> oh, good. >> from our facebook fan. a boss asks one of his employees do you believe in life after death? the man looked him in the eye and said, yes, sir. well then, that makes everything
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just fine, the boss went on. after you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral, she stopped in to see you. >> that's a good one zoosh yeah. >> you know what else it's time for. bobbie's buzz. >> you have your bags packed for los angeles? >> i do have my bags packed. >> matchy matchy here. >> andrea is going to come help me talk about prints. it's a trend. this is a very exciting collection. everybody has been anticipating the launch at target of prabul gurum. he is one of my personal favorites. he does such great things with prints, and so this collection is between $20 and $50 for the most part. there's like a leather jacket that's a little more expensive, but all of the accessories and the jewelry are so colorful and fun for summer. i'm really excited. >> nice. adorable. >> like those. >> i just love these designer collaborations because we can all get in on some great styles. there's this other trend happening where you have been asking about. the little minifinger rings that i have been wearing.
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>> yes. >> andrea has them on too. this is kind of what's replacing the big heavy full finger rings from last year. they're called knuckle rings, like floating rings and small little -- >> they don'tlip off? >> they actually stay right there at the midfinger, and can you find them at forever 21 for, like, $3 or more expensive from designer boutiques. another ring we should talk about, this is kind of coming up. it's sephora. these are nail rings. you can have fake nails attached to your ring. >> that is weird. who is doing that? >> or a more useful ring that i showed hoda earlier, these are french tips. it helps you actually -- of course, andrea, what is your -- it works. of course, i don't have an iphone. i'm not fancy. it helps you actually -- for people that say they have fat fingers. >> they can't tap the things. >> i have one on too. you didn't notice. >> you didn't notice it.
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>> this is on our website, so check it out. >> all right, you guys. it is team for our johnson's baby of the week. every week we're announcing some beautiful babies. >> that's right. >> go first up is little skylar jane aarons. let's look. quit it. >> oh, my gosh. >> skylar came into the world on december 26th to proud parents who named their little girl after her grandfather. >> our next johnson's baby of the week, mason sheshly gouraige who made his debut on december 5th. >> mason was born to latasha and shesly from morristown, pennsylvania. she says when one of your little things don't go as planned, focus on the joys he brings and everything will fall into place. >> okay. finally, ryland noah del prete from guten berg, new jersey.
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>> mom says make sure you get your sleep before your little one arrives because you're going to need it. >> right. >> congratulations. >> all the babies, all the moms and dads who appear on our today's johnson baby of the week. for details go to klg and hoda.com. >> she's the glue that holds the men on her show "white collar" together. >> actress tiffany theissen after this. just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself. well, almost. the sweet reward, making a delicious choice that's also a smart choice. splenda no-calorie sweetener. with the original sugar-like taste you love and trust. splenda makes the moment yours. with the original sugar-like taste you love and trust. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much.
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where she plays elizabeth berk, the steadfast wife of an fbi agent. >> it could probably save you a few hours of work. ♪ >> okay. 30 cables. turnover, an hour per table. here they have total attendance at 220. they're only putting 300 linens to be washed. >> they could be reusing them to cut costs. >> or be padding the head count and tapping a couple extra grand every night. >> well, look who is here. >> poor baby has to work with such dogs. >> it's the hardest job ever. >> they're such sweet guys, aren't they? >> we have the nicest group of people. the crew, the cast, we're very fortunate. >> you talk about your character is someone you say you strive to be like. what is it about her that you really like? >> i think she really has her stuff together. >> thank you for cleaning that up. >> aechl a mom now. >> she's smart and savvy and funny, but i feel that she has
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her priorities straight. her husband is definitely, you know, really number one and they really lean on each other a lot, but her career is still very, very important to her, and her dog is important to her. >> a lot like you in that sense. >> she's probably the closest to myself in all the roles that i have played, which is 31 years of doing this. >> has it really been that long? >> 31 years. >> you seem so young. >> any regrets about that? would you want them to go into the business? you have a child now. >> i wouldn't push her to do it, and i am shoor my mother could probably say the same thing. things change. it's harder now. it is harder. the social media. >> i can't take it. i can't take it. how old is she? >> 2 1/2 now. >> what's the best part about being a mom, do you think? >> just the abundance of love i have for this child. it's like you feel that way when you first meet your husband, of course, and then it becomes even more so when you have a kid. >> how has he changed since she was born? >> i always knew he was going to be a great dad, and it's true. he is an amazing father.
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>> was that picture your birthday party? >> it was just my birthday last week. >> it was? what did you wish for? >> i'm just wishing for her to be a happy, fun kid and be healthy and all of that. >> we bring children into no matter if they're in show business or not, all this cyber stuff and all this -- >> it's scary. >> she opened my phone when she was, like, a year old. >> i remember watching my niece on a magazine, and thinking it was like an ipad because you don't realize it's paper. things are paper now. >> it's true. i think they did a study where they gave a little one a little ipad and magazine or newspaper, and it was trying to do the same thing. picking up the paper and -- >> that's kind of scary. i guess they're learning new skills. >> are we in for some surprises on white collar? >> we are always having some surprises. i mean, you're going to -- in the next few weeks you might see, you know, mrs. burke carry a gun possibly.
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>> how timely. >> you really -- >> i did. woman's intuition. i loved the script from day one. i knew it was going to get picked up. i knew it was going to be something. yeah, i did. i did. i actually didn't get it right in the beginning. they kind of passed on me, and then they came back. >> wow. we're happy for you. >> thank you. >> always great to see you. thanks for coming to toe sea us, tiffany. >> you can catch white collar tuesday nights 10:00, 9:00 central on the usa network. >> talking about her generation, jane pauley tells us about her two new specials on baby boomers. ts. when hair is this hydrated, it flooows... introducing nexxus hydra-light: a higher standard in hair care that's full of moisture. free of heaviness. hydra-light's salon formulas with light, deep-sea minerals give up to 80% more moisturization that won't weigh hair down. for hair that captivatingly flows.
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>> love is in the air, and we'll show you romantic ebbing getaways so you can make a great escape on valentine's day. >> jon pawley stops by to tell us how baby boomers are redefining how we live our lives. >> two pro from the show "doom's day" will show you how to defend yourself from an attacker. oh, my gosh. >> was that really necessary? >> after your local news. >> that seems a little vicious. let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large.
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without the hassle. it's game time food. it's oscar mayer. you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it's 10:26 now. i'm marla tellez. san jose national airport could soon become home to a new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in $3 million a year in rent and create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal in april. coming up after the break, we'll check the forecast and the roads.
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welcome back. now it's 10:28. we're actually giving some breaks of sunshine. this is sunol in san francisco headed towards partly cloudy to mostly sunny afternoon. you can see that vividly over the golden gate bridge. starting to see a little bit of a blue sky. it will still be cold out there in livermore. 53 degrees in san jose. we're tracking that potent blizzard in the northeast today. and we'll take a close look at what we can expect for jets fanfest tomorrow. >> with the blizzard in the northwest i'm not going to complain about any wind or rain over here, but we've had some. this is 880 which has been a wet commute, now drying out. we still have a crash north 880
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at 98. we see slowing in both directions there south of the coliseum. another one reported around hagenberger. same area. north and south both slow heading towards downtown after crashes in that area. in peninsula slow all the way to palo alto. for the last half hour there have been no new incidents. >> let's hope it stays that way. we'll have more coming up in just 30 minutes. jon kelley and i hope to see you at 11:00. we're back on this try day friday with more of "today." baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964 are the largest generation in u.s. history. yet, there are many myths and misconceptions about them. >> here to tell us what she's learned about her generation is "today" contributor and host of "rltv's boomers 2.0, a
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generation reimaged" and rethink 50 plus is our good friend jane pauley. >> hi, jane. >> a little cleavage in the morning. >> that is what we like. >> that's the way we like our jane. let's be honest. >> thank you for pointing that out. thank you so much for pointing that out. >> that's what we're here for. >> by the way, my generation is our generation. >> right, exactly. >> you, hoda, are the trailing edge. she's on the cusp. you're the trailing edge. i'm the leading edge of the baby boomers. >> i'm right there with you. >> you're ripe. >> oh, boy am i ripe. >> we've done these two programs on the next week on the 14th. wednesday, i think, re-evaluating the impact of our generation. i mean, everybody knows the impact we have had, but that we continue to have is the issue, and the numbers would surprise you. boomers have about almost
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three-quarters of the wealth in this country. >> wow. >> boomers spend on consumer goods annually -- my boomers, i'll key dine them people 50s and 60s. >> why do advertisers -- >> spend $2 trillion annually on consumer goods. >> so -- >> why do at thessers go for the young kids then? >> so one of the panels that is part of this program, one of the networks, researchers, is a giant in the field, points out that the sweet spot that we're all familiar with, the 18 to 49, and, by the way, it was created because of baby boomers. >> that used to be the sweet spot. >> it is a shrinking demographic. even the gen-xors are five years from starting to turn 50. 18 to 49 is a shrinking demographic, and he asked rhetorically why would you continue marketing to a demographic that you know is getting smaller? >> what is the answer? >> dying off. >> i think the answer is that people are re-evaluating who is
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out there and -- >> who has the disposable mc. >> who is spending it. people who are 50 and 60 buy four times the tablets, for instance, and technology than 20 to 29-year-olds. >> that's one of the myth that is they're not technology-savvy. >> three-quarters of us are on the internet, and one-third are heavy users. we use it to shop. we use it to learn things, and we really use it to stay connected. this idea of connectedness and community. >> i think people get stuck in their ways of buying, and they keep buying the same -- >> that was our parents. we have far more in common with our kids and a closer affinity with our kids, who are sometimes still living with us -- >> some don't have the opportunities financially that we did. >> no, they don't. oftentimes -- someone called us not the sandwich generation, but the club sandwich. i pointed out that and we're the
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bacon. >> much better. >> yes, we are. >> so we -- it's a different world, but what -- you know, i'm on the "today" show once a month or so with the aarp, you know, your life calling, life re-imaged series that we do. i think that my generation, our generation, will be the last to be talking about reinvention. what we're doing is creating a new image of what it means to turn 50. it's aspirational. it's the time of life when independence is in sight. when you can do what you want when you maybe don't have to have a boss anymore. the highest demographic that is starting new businesses are women over 50, and believe me, they don't want a boss. >> we know that. they've been bossed. >> isn't that great? thank you, jane. >> good news out there for all of us. >> hallelujah. >> you can catch boomers 2.0, a generation reimaged and rethink 50 plus next thursday night on rltv.
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uncertainties. >> easy defense moves are two pros from the show, jay blevins, author of survival and emergency preparedness and natan, an expert in kraum magna. >> how do you pronounce it? >> kraug magna. >> welcome, guys. >> sometimes attackers see you as vulnerable just because of the way you're walking. by the way you're carrying yourself. >> first of all, if you are a woman, do you think? >> the posture matters. >> first of all, the mindset is the most important thing. in any type of situation, if you are going to be attacked, any emergency, have you to have a will that says i'm going to survive, and i will survive. you need to carry yourself in that same way. >> walking down the street -- >> most people in new york are looking at their smartphone. they're looking at -- they have earbuds in. >> looking around. >> tourists looking at the buildings. >> you need to be aware. you need to be looking around, see what's going on around you. make eye contact with folks.
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you know, carry yourself confidently and don't look like a victim. don't look like someone that somebody would want to go after. >> you can avowed it most of the time. >> some things in your purse that you may have may be good weapons, and i have a lot in my purse. >> a bowling ball would really come in handy. >> absolutely. you got to be willing to do whatever it takes to survive that attack. simple things like a pen. you want to go for areas that cause pain. for the eyes, for for the nose, throat. soft tissue areas where it's going to cause damage. you don't want to do that, but you also don't want to be the victim. >> what about your keys? >> keys, same principle. put it in your hand. go for those soft tissue areas. go for the ears. >> ears. >> things like that. >> again, things that are going to cause a lot of pain. >> what about perfume? >> this might not ab quick, but just like pepper spray, go to the eyes and use it to hit the faes. there's a lot of different things you can do. again, you don't -- you're going home at the end of the day, you know? you don't want to hurt somebody, but you have to do what you have to do to survive that attack. >> what about your vocal cords?
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scream. >> police officers are taught the very first line in the use of force is to use your voice. you have to be loud, direct, and authority taifsh. you have to keep somebody away from you. get back! leave me alone! help! any of those things, really loud, author takive and direct. >> show us some easy things. show us what you got. >> no problem. so we have a couple of moves. we see that a lot in violent situations, especially against women. the first attack we're going to work on, and it comes from the front and picks you up in the air and will take you away to a nice romantic place in the back of his van or slam you to the ground where he will continue striking you, punching you where he is going to finish you off. how to break out of that? real quick, from here -- >> oh, oh. >> i don't think he was expecting that. that was good. >> that was xlept. i think i could do that. >> let's break it down.
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>> he got lifted up in the air. the first thing you want to do is catch that leg. he is unable to move you around. you are going to use your chin. your back leg is going to go back right -- >> right where it hurts. >> back of the head, knee. >> go down. lay down now. >> flipping. he comes -- >> sorry, he -- >> stomp on his head, and that's -- >> jump on his head. yeah. >> that was something. >> yeah. >> high heels on. >> the second attack, we see first it comes from behind. wrap your hand around your neck. from here he could put you to sleep very fast. he could get you to the floor and continue pounding when you are on the ground. how do you break out of that? >> ready. go. >> i like all the sound effects. >> we got to run, boys, but that was good. >> that was fun. >> i don't know what that was, but i liked it.
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valentine's day and say we're going next weekend. >> very smart. >> also, think about vacation that is are offseason at the moment. napa is a pretty good example. it's quiet. there aren't lines at the tasting rooms. you can get into the great restaurants. >> it's still pretty mild weather. >> yes. >> let's go to san francisco, shall we? take us there. >> well, san francisco is great every time of the year, but we lot of the hotel diva's keep date package. it's a couple with a sense of humor. everything is cheap. even the voom cheap. $190. all sorts of add-ones. you get -- >> like what? >> you get jack in the box vouchers. yes. very romantic dinner. you get andre champagne. >> i like andre. >> of course, you do. >> you get valentine's day cards. it's complete package for only $190. really good fun. >> that's great. >> how about lake tahoe? >> three hours from san francisco. it's great for skiing. it has tower different resorts, and the hyatt regency is only
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great time of year to go there. >> thank you. >> thank you for bringing the champagne. how sweet are you. >> how sweet. cheers. >> help your kids show they've got heart. right, hodie? valentine's days crafts, which hoda is so good at. >> i can't wait. first, this is "today" from nbc. >> if kids can do it, you probably can.
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♪ you're all i need, my love, my valentine ♪ >> we're back with "today" celebrates valentine's day, and crafts for kids. for a lot of kids exchanging treats with their friends is one of the most exciting parts of valentine's day. >> here with some diy cakes, crafts xshgs cards that are sure to impress their classmates is elaine griffin of better homes & gardens. >> hey, girl. >> hello. >> you have a lot of helpers. >> yes. >> we're so excited. >> what are we making? >> first of all, hoda, i'm
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smelling something. >> isn't it fantastic. >> valentine's day is the sweetest day of the year for kids of every age, and whoopi piz. >> oh. >> these are red velvet whoopi pieces. they are the graphic. >> i have to try it and see. >> there's the cream cheese dressing in the middle. >> let's talk about who is in front of you right now. mia and lilian are helping us. what are they making? >> mia and lillian -- we're all doing different valentine's, and they're getting ready for our late valentine. those are retro cake -- the wurchz we made in grade school where you pumplg out the little holes around the card. make sure they're evenly spaced, and then you just thread everything through. >> okay. >> and this is another great -- these are another great idea. >> who is crafty? >> you do it. >> just more so than you. >> we're going to paint these on. a four inch roller. we're going to roll. >> look how pretty.
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>> we're going to get the ombre effect. can you do this on a paper place. start half an inch down so you have a nice border that goes all the way around. >> let's continue down. you have to see jolie and sdmrak. >> you know me. >> they're getting us ready for -- >> what are they doing? >> isn't this cute? these are 3-d pop-up cards that they're going to be, and basically you cut out a lot of hearts of varying sizes. >> yep. >> and then you're going to -- this is when a paper punch comes in handy, and it's the new it tool. right? >> they didn't have those back in the day. >> back in the day. then so you string them through. >> that's cute, right? >> don't tape them because you want them to pop up. then just tie them on the back. >> isn't that gorgeous? >> i like it. >> down we go. >> is it michael in another little child sitting with michael? >> yes. >> what's got into -- >> what's going on here? >> valentine's day is a chocaholic's dream holiday.
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as inexpensive as it gets. take the outer wrapper of a chocolate bar and make your own fancy one with great paper. then they're making the gift cards right now that we're going to stick on them. we just cut those out of paper, and then we are decorating them with little stickers from the card store. >> i like those. >> lovely, lovely valentine's day. >> you guys did so well. >> awesome, kids. thank you so much. >> all righty. >> we are getting ready for fun in the sun. >> the next two weeks hoda and i will be coming to you from los angeles. >> la, la land. >> go to klg and hoda.com and find out where we're going to be doing our show so you can be in the audience, and we want you to make signs because we're going to judge for the best signs. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar
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and a woman takes a deadly fall from a san jose high rise. now we're hearing from a neighbor who heard the commotion. we'll have the latest on this investigation coming up right now on nbc bay area. good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm marla tellez. we begin with breaking news. it is the case that has terrified a bay area community for a week now. the body of 13-year-old genelle conway allen found naked in a fairfield park. within the last 30 minutes fairfield police announce they have made an arrest. the department says details will be provided at an 11:30 press conference. nbc bay area will be there, of course. word comes hours before family and friends are set to hold a vigil tonight at 6:30